At Agoura Wellness Center we take a well-rounded holistic approach to healing. We combine our Western and Eastern knowledge base to deliver our patients with the optimal resolution to their ailment. We believe the body has the ability to restore balance and heal naturally once the root cause of disease is identified and treated. Our goal is to empower our patients and provide them the tools and knowledge to address the cause of their discomfort. We approach each individual patient’s specific needs using our diverse backgrounds and tools to create a unique treatment plan that will offer long lasting relief. By promoting the lifestyle and habits that bring about permanent solutions to disease, we help our patients achieve a happy, productive, and fulfilling life.
Agoura Wellness Center was founded by experienced holistic practitioners that share the common goal of bringing healing and balance to our community. We proud ourselves on having an honest caring personal relationship with our patients. We are completely invested in the healing process of our patients and offer dedicated support and guidance.
We offer Acupuncture, Chiropractic care, Massage and bodywork services, as well as Chinese herbal therapy, nutritional guidance and supplements, and much more.
Our wellness center was designed to create a relaxing safe space for optimal healing. We offer a true sense of renewal and rejuvenation in a setting that is nurturing and supported by a team of highly skilled practitioners. From Chinese medicine to chiropractic care, massage and bodywork, our mission is to provide you with a peaceful yet comprehensive healing experience. We want you to be well in body, mind, and spirit, so you can enjoy life to the fullest. We take an integrative approach to healing and treat the body as a whole, treating many conditions concurrently, and not just focus on specific symptoms. Our goal is to help our patient regain a healthy balanced life, so they can visit our practice only to receive maintenance care to remain healthy and happy.
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been widely practiced for centuries. While being the oldest system of healing in the world (over 4,000 years), it is still the most commonly used and is the primary medical system for 25 percent of the world’s population! It's based on the theory that energy or Qi flows through our body along pathways called meridians. Clinical practice of Acupuncture is aimed at discovering alterations or disturbances in the flow of Qi and redirecting the flow of energy to achieve balance. Acupuncture is done by inserting hair-thin needles at certain points on your body that allow direct access to your energy and influence its flow. Heat, pressure, or mild electrical current are often used along with needles to enhance their stimulating effect. Most patients report experiencing minimal amount of sensation as the needles are inserted. After treatment almost of all patients experience a feeling of relaxation and well-being that last for many hours as well as deeper calmer sleep. Time-tested Oriental Medicine, which consists of acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese herbs, cupping, moxibustion, Tui Na, and dietary adjustment, effectively treats all dis-ease using one or more methods to bring about quick recovery and long-lasting results.
Some of the well-known benefits of acupuncture are:
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on patients’ overall health. Doctors of Chiropractic understand that dysfunctional spinal joints, peripheral joints and other somatic tissues interfere with a person’s neuromuscular system and can result in poor health.
Doctors of Chiropractic perform spinal and joint "adjustments" in order to improve the function of the joints and insure that communication between the body and the brain is free of interference. Doctors of Chiropractic may also utilize procedures such as massage therapy, rehabilitative exercise, nutritional guidance and physical therapy to relieve pain, speed up healing and to maintain overall health and wellness. Doctors of Chiropractic also educate their patients on how they can account for their own health via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat a wide variety of health conditions. In addition to operating a general chiropractic practice, some Doctors of Chiropractic specialize in areas such as sports, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, or nutrition, among others.
Some of the well-known benefits of chiropractic are:
Massage therapy is a purposeful manipulation of the soft tissue of the body to enhance tissue healing and relaxation. Massage increases the circulation of blood and lymph, bringing needed nutrients to the body’s tissues and clearing toxins away. It reduces muscle tension and has a calming effect on the nervous system. As one of the oldest therapies in history, it has stood the test of time as one of the most effective therapy for tissue recovery and psycho-emotional stress reduction.
Some of the well-known benefits of massage are:
At Agoura Wellness Center you will find some of the most exceptional and experienced massage therapists in the world. Each with their unique style, they are dedicated to providing you with an outstanding healing touch experience. Choose from a relaxing Swedish massage, Therapeutic or Deep Tissue massage, Sports massage, Hot Stone, Aromatherapy, Lymphatic drainage, Pregnancy massage, Reflexology and much more.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive highly effective skin rejuvenation treatment, that is safe for all skin types. Microneedling naturally generates new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. The tiny holes produced by the microneedling device allow for deeper penetration of the innovative Stem Cell facial serums, leaving your skin glowing and rejuvenated.
It has comparable results to laser treatments. Yet unlike lasers and microdermabrasion, microneedling does not burn or scrape the skin, and has minimal to no down time. You could have a radiant younger-looking skin immediately following your very first treatment!
How Does Microneedling Work?
The microneedling device punctures the skin at a 90 degrees angle to create a controlled injury at a specific depth and encourage natural collagen production. The microneedling pen has very fine needles, that can be adjusted to penetrate the skin from 0.25mm to 2.50mm. Depending on the depth of the needle penetration, microneedling can offer skin rejuvenation levels from the simple enhancement of product absorption to the clinical treatment of scars and wrinkles.
The microchannels created during the treatment enhance the penetration of whichever hydrating, brightening, or rejuvenating actives are applied post-perforation. Allowing the skin to be open for the deep absorption of the natural anti-aging nutrients.
What to expect?
Prior to treatment a topical anesthetic is applied on the skin. Patients normally do not report any major discomfort caused by the procedure. During the treatment various serums are applied to penetrate the skin and induce the specific desired effect (i.e. skin toning, scar removal, spots removal). Post-needling, patients receive a customized masque treatment to nourish and calm the skin.
Following microneedling, the treated areas may have erythema (will appear sunburned), which dissipates within 24 to 48 hours, depending on the skin type.
Although microneedling is not an invasive treatment, it cannot be performed when certain factors are at play including pregnancy, some prescription medications, recent Botox or filler and various skin issues.
The painless and safe way to promote natural collagen production by infusing a unique combination of active ingredients to the skin. The Nano-needling technique uses thin pyramid shaped tips that create thousands of microscopic channels to increase products absorption and stimulate the body to create collagen on its own. This is a gentle treatment to eliminate fine wrinkle lines, acne scars, stretch marks, sunspots and blemishes. The result is smooth radiant skin.
The use of the ancient knowledge of Chinese medicine principles of Acupuncture to treat the body without the use of needles. Acupressure helps relieve pain, promotes relaxation and overall wellness.
The use of special cups to create suction on the skin for a few minutes. Cupping stimulates blood and lymph flow to relieves pain and inflammation. Stationary cupping is more effective for localized pain, while moving cupping promotes more blood flow and detoxifies the body.
The use of herbal Therapy in the treatment of a variety of conditions and diseases according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Herbs can be used alone or in combination with Acupuncture. These herbs are combined into pre-made or customized formulas that specifically fit the patient’s needs. Herbal formulas can assist the body in recovering from various conditions.
The use of scraping techniques to promote microcirculation of blood and lymph. A smooth-edged tool is used to repeatedly scrape the soft tissue to help break up stagnated energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
Moxibustion is an externally applied treatment using the Chinese herb Artemisiae Argyi aka Mugwort. Moxa cones or cigar shaped herbal sticks are lit and held over the location of acupuncture points in the body.
The combination of massage, myofascial release and passive joint movements (stretching) to restore the natural function of muscles and joints and relive pain. Tui Na massage stimulates the flow of energy and blood in the body to promote balance and harmony.
At Agoura Wellness Center, we believe that proper nutrition is a vital part of your health and wellness program. We design an individualized nutritional plan to fit our patients' unique needs.
Nutritional Counseling can improve your general health and quality of life, especially for individuals with Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Eating Disorders, and Metabolic Disorders.
At Agoura Wellness Center we are happy to recommend the most beneficial supplements for your specific health needs. We carry high quality products from companies like Designs for Health, Health Concerns, and Standard Process.
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." - Thomas A. Edison
Quite simply, my goal is to help you live the healthy, pain-free, vigorous lifestyle we all hope for. My strong conviction is that preventive maintenance is the key to health, and Chiropractic care, along with healthy eating and exercise, should be an integral part of fitness and disease prevention. I use gentle and painless techniques to help restore function, decompress spinal joints (vertebrae and most other joints of the body) and ease your body back to health. I believe in a Pro-Aging Paradigm...promoting healthy aging by maintaining a strong and stable spine (and musculoskeletal system) and advising patients on nutrition, stress and weight reduction, exercise and proper posture. These principles are essential for preventing the destructive degeneration that occurs with age. Those seeking my care often report improved flexibility in the spine, more energy, fewer headaches, reduced pain, less depression and anxiety, improved concentration, reduced need for medications and better sleep. Many of the world’s greatest athletes utilize chiropractic care to achieve maximum performance and to maintain durability and longevity.
I have been in practice for over 28 years in Agoura Hills, CA. and I am a graduate of Agoura High School! During my career, I have treated professional athletes, musicians, accountants, medical doctors and dentists (and their children as well!), just to name a few of the diverse professions and people that have sought chiropractic care at my office. Because my goal is to help as many people as I can, I am also a proud member of the Board of Directors for Fit4TheCause; a non-profit organization that raises money to help disabled and underprivileged people get the health services they can't afford on their own.
At Agoura Wellness Center, we also offer Acupuncture and Therapeutic Massage by the most talented and experienced practitioners in the region! Please call or stop by--we have a kind and professional staff to help answer any questions you may have concerning your health and our services.
“The superior doctor prevents diseases; the mediocre doctor attends to impeding diseases; the inferior doctor treats full blown diseases.” – Huang Di
Led by the strong belief that the body naturally desires to return to a healthy, happy state, my mission is to guide my patients back into balance. I believe that when working as a team and guided by a common goal, the practitioner and patient can achieve a magnificent sense of internal well-being.
I often use my unique ability to treat patients using the best of Eastern and Western medicine. Guiding patients with a gentle, informed approach, and using my intimate knowledge of acupuncture, herbs, diet, functional medicine, meditation and bodywork, I strive to achieve life-changing results. I examine each patient’s individual life path and the obstacles they face in achieving optimal health. I help my patients overcome their obstacles with a measured approach centered on trusting the body’s own innate wisdom as it journeys through the healing process.
As a clinician I provide the physical, mental, and emotional support for women at all stages in their fertility journey. I offer extensive support before and through pregnancy, postpartum, and during transitioning into menopause and beyond.
I am a licensed acupuncturist in the state of California and nationally certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. I have an extensive background in Western medicine having served as an army medic. Early on in my career, I was widely trained in various types of bodywork modalities and have been providing excellent service in the health field for more than 15 years. I have earned my master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Dongguk University Los Angeles, graduating summa cum laude.
What’s unique about Agoura Wellness Center is that we work as a team to support each other to provide our patients with all the benefits of our cumulative knowledge. We have joined together to create a community of holistically oriented practitioners with the common goal of educating our patients on how to regain health and remain healthy.
“While other professions are concerned with changing environment to suit the weakened body, Chiropractic is concerned with strengthening the body to suit the environment.” – B.J. Palmer, D.C.
I believe that if we allow our body to be in alignment without interference to our nervous system our body has an amazing ability to heal itself and remain in balance. Regular adjustments and proper nutrition put us in the optimal position to fight off disease or other environmental hazards. In my practice, I employ gentle, hands-on techniques to restore function to the joints and muscles, promoting overall health.
I have been a licensed chiropractor since 1992, and have practiced in the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas area since 1998. I am a graduate of Calabasas High School, UCSB, and Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. During my career I have treated patients of all ages and of diverse professional backgrounds. I have also been very involved with local volleyball as a parent, coach and clinician.
At our wellness center, we strive to provide excellent service and an outstanding healing experience. Our team of knowledgeable practitioners work closely together for the benefit of our patients. You will find our practitioners to be innately warm and sincerely caring.
Our team of massage therapists are some of the most exceptional and experienced therapists in the world. Each with their unique style, is truly dedicated to providing you with an outstanding healing touch experience. Choose from a relaxing Swedish massage, Therapeutic or Deep Tissue massage, Sports massage, Hot Stone massage, Aromatherapy, Lymphatic drainage, Pregnancy massage, Reflexology and much more.
“Sharon is very caring, helpful and empathetic. She really helped me. I had a sudden flare-up of an old shoulder injury. It was so painful, I thought it would need surgery! Not only was my shoulder all better in just three treatments, but my energy and sleep improved. She even treated tooth pain I’ve had after dental work! She is great!”
“If I could give Dr. Shore 10 stars, I would. You never really know the value of a great chiropractor until you live 30 plus miles away and can’t see them often. I started seeing Dr. Shore about 14 years ago after a car accident and he really helped me. I've probably seen close to a dozen different chiropractors in my life and Dr. Shore is still my favorite, even considering the 40 min drive it takes to visit him. He is gentle enough to work on those who fear having their neck adjusted but firm enough to get consistent results. If you're thinking about seeing a chiropractor for the first time or thinking of switching for any reason, Dr. Shore is well worth giving a try.”
“I would highly recommend Sharon to anybody. She has such a passion for what she does, and I always feel so cared for each time I visit her. Not only has she helped me with my back pain, she has made me more knowledgeable about the body, nutrition and lifestyle habits. I could not be more grateful to have met Sharon.”
“I interviewed over 6 doctors until I found Dr. Shore. He was far and above the best choice. Other doctors wanted me to jump through hoops, and commit to various treatments. Dr. Shore is no nonsense and got to the root of my issue within minutes. I was having shoulder issues, and he completely cured me within a few visits. I still go back for various other issues as they come up. He is quite engaging, easy to talk to, and makes you feel very comfortable. You just feel like you can trust him immediately.”
“If you're looking for a great chiropractor, I highly recommend Dr. Shore. He is the best I've been to, and I've been to several over the years...from California to Washington DC. If amazing results are what you're looking for, he's your guy. Dr. Shore is the only chiropractor I felt comfortable adjusting my neck, because I've always been protective of it. His method is gentle yet effective. Dr. Shore's adjustments are spot on, and I always leave his office feeling so much better. He's not only a great doctor, but a very nice guy who truly cares about his patients.”
“I have seen different acupuncturists for the past 22 years. Very few are more memorable than most. Sharon is a practitioner unlike no other. She has so much heart and soul and genuinely wants to give you her all. Sharon is consistent, attentive and gives you her undivided attention. She deeply listens to my complaints and communicates fully to help me understand her assessments each time. I never feel like I am just another patient on her schedule but instead - like a person that she is truly interested in helping through a healing process. From a patient of many different doctors, I speak from experience when I say that unlike most practitioners, she truly cares about her patients and gives them her best each time. I look forward not just to her treatment but also being around her delightful energy. I feel as if I am on a healing path and I am thrilled that she’s helping to facilitate it. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to trust, respect and appreciate their acupuncturist.”
“I used yelp to find a good chiropractor while visiting family. I decided to take a chance with Dr. Shore and I am so glad I did. From the moment I walked in and to the end of my visit, I felt very comfortable and invited. The receptionist was very warm and friendly, and Dr. Shore was equally personable. He asked questions while assessing my neck and pain issues. He told me what he was going to do, what to expect and always asked how it felt afterwards. He really pinpointed the areas that I was having a problem with. He didn't try to oversell me on anything and I was in and out of there in less than 30 minutes. Great experience, I highly recommend it.”
“I have been seeing Sharon for almost 2 years. Sharon is a fantastic acupuncturist. Her bedside manner, perceptive nature and her nurturing qualities are what I love the most. Sharon helps me balance my hormones, my PCOS, thyroid & adrenal issues, energy levels, menstruation, mood, water weight gain, and more. When I don't see Sharon for a few weeks, I feel different and crave a treatment from her. Seeing her on a consistent basis, helps me stay balanced in my life and feel good on a regular basis. I've had more than 10 different acupuncturists work on me in the past, and Sharon's technique and abilities supersedes them all. Her office space in Agoura is fabulous, clean, and creates an amazing and relaxing ambiance. I am so grateful to Sharon and her practice. I can’t wait for my next visit!”
“Dr. Shore is a gem! He spends time to get to know your situation and together we decide the best course. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable. He is always available by email and encourages you to keep him posted between visits. I would highly recommend Dr. Shore to anyone in need of treatment.”